I agree a National Register should be set up NOW …

Comment on Ted Egan: Forget splitting hairs, counting drops of blood. by Narelle Friar.

I agree a National Register should be set up NOW – the same as in Canada.
This would assist in those on Centrelink being paid on a needs basis, not race, as is the case now.
The Indian Register is the official record identifying persons registered as status Indians under the Indian Act. Registered Indians, also known as status Indians, have certain rights and benefits not available to non-status Indians, Métis, Inuit or other Canadians.
In my opinion the “first” Australians arrived in 1788.
Natives were made British subjects along with everyone else – Australian citizenship in 1949.
Contemporary aborigines are Australians.

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